All Blacks in crisis, while passionate Pumas are purring


All Blacks in crisis, while passionate Pumas are purring

New Zealand look to redeem themselves after shock loss to Argentina a fortnight ago

Nick Mulvenney

Argentina were written off by everybody but themselves before the start of the makeshift Tri-Nations tournament, but will put one hand on their maiden southern hemisphere Test title if they can find a way to beat New Zealand again this weekend.

The Pumas sent shock waves around the rugby world a frotnight ago when they deservedly earned their first win over the three-time world champions, with a 25-15 victory in their first Test in more than a year.

They followed that with a battling 15-15 draw with Australia last week in Newcastle and, equal on points but with a game in hand over their rivals, have their first major international silverware within their grasp...

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